Who is ready to rule the one-day world?

Dean Jones 8:50 PM   Finally we are about to find out who is the best one-day team in the world.

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Pup's hackles rise at claims style is redundant

"I think I'm doing all right. I think my record is pretty good up against anybody in the world. I think my record holds its place": Clarke.

Andrew Wu 9:28 PM   The later Michael Clarke has to walk to the crease in Sunday's World Cup final the better it will be for Australia but do not tell the skipper his team is better off without him.

Croker holds no grudges as he faces Ferguson

Jarrod Croker and Blake Ferguson celebrate a try as Raiders teammates in 2011.

Jon Tuxworth 5:42 PM   Canberra skipper Jarrod Croker would much prefer to watch Blake Ferguson wreak havoc for the Raiders this Sunday than be the man charged with stopping him. 

Raiders hitman keen to prove a point

Frank-Paul Nu'uausala during his days at the Roosters.

Jon Tuxworth 5:00 PM   Frank-Paul Nu'uausala openly admits he never wanted to leave the Roosters, but wants to prove they made a mistake showing him the door when he faces his old teammates on Sunday. 

Kyrgios puts in body work to build career

Nick Kyrgios is ready to build a robust body to withstand the pressure of the professional tour.

Chris Dutton 10:45 PM   Nick Kyrgios admits he's still trying to "find the right load" for his body, but is confident he has laid the strength and fitness foundation to ensure he can push through growing pains.

Athletics

Breen relaxed chasing Australian title

Sally Pearson and Melissa Breen will go head to head in the women's 100m at the Australian Athletics Championships in Brisbane.

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   National record holder Melissa Breen must overcome sprint queen Sally Pearson and public expectations to win her first Australian title in three years.

Pocock the invisible man

Standing up: David Pocock of the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton 6:27 PM   Imagine if David Pocock was invisible. He'd be able to pinch the ball the breakdown without being penalised and people would be able to see what the real issue was this week - a homophobic slur.

Howlett takes trifecta with Brazen Beau

Racehorse breeder Bernie Howlett has bred one of the world's best sprinters on his Hall property.

David Polkinghorne 3:46 PM   A group 1 jockey, a group 1 trainer and now Bernie Howlett is a group 1 breeder. He could also have Australia's next sprinting star frolicking about in his paddocks soon.

League HQ

Arthur wants Eels to replicate effort on the road

Brace: Reece Robinson went over twice in the corner.

Michael Chammas 1:04 AM   Parramatta coach Brad Arthur refused to get carried away with what is likely the best victory of his short career, demanding the same effort from his players away from home.

Folau and Sandow lead Eels to victory over Souths

Making a name for himself: Eels winger John Folau celebrates after scoring the first of his two tries.

Michael Chammas 1:04 AM   Parramatta produced the unbelievable in toppling the team deemed unbeatable, ending South Sydney's perfect start to the season in a thrilling 29-16 victory at Pirtek Stadium on Friday night.

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Rugby Heaven

ARU should have given more details

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Spiro Zavos 12:12 AM   Transparency is the key for the ARU in dealing with Jacques Potgieter's homophobic slur.

Waratahs won't risk Tatafu Polota-Nau after head knock

Supportive: Wallabies and Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson 12:11 AM   Michael Cheika has defended the intentions of coaches and team medicos after withdrawing Test hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau from the Waratahs' clash with the Blues on Saturday.

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Cricket

Tempers tested over timing of turf top-dress

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Peter Hanlon 12:47 AM   Council work midway through grand final stumps cricketers

Hadlee says beating Australia would be greatest moment in New Zealand sporting history

One of cricket's all time greats, Richard Hadlee.

Andrew Wu 12:21 AM   The greatest player New Zealand has ever produced, Richard Hadlee, says the Black Caps winning on Sunday would be the equal of the All Blacks' success in the rugby World Cup as the country's finest moment in sport.

AFL

Are the Swans still true 'Bloods'?

Lance Franklin, Ted Richards and Adam Goodes walk off dejected after the grand final in 2014.

Garry Lyon 12:55 AM   Was last year's grand final the first sign that the trademark Sydney game style is on the wane and that the environment of inclusiveness and selflessness has altered?

Hocking returns to officially make Scarlett a legend

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Peter Hanlon 12:54 AM   Port Adelaide assistant comes home to welcome old teammate into the Cats' elite.

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Soccer

Do we still love the Socceroos?

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Michael Cockerill 12:19 AM   Can Australia's World Cup campaign capitalise on Asian Cup success?

Phoenix's success is their best case

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 05:  Ernie Merrick of the Phoenix speaks to media during a press conference after the FFA Cup match between Adelaide United and Wellington Phoenix at Marden Sports Complex on August 5, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Dominic Bossi 12:18 AM   It was just four minutes into Wellington Phoenix's round five match against Perth Glory last season when Ernie Merrick thought he was on to something special. They had just scored the first goal and looked to be in cruise control in Christchurch. It put them on course for what was sure to be the new Wellington coach's firs win.

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ACT Sport

Brumbies Smith twins become Australian citizens

Identical twins Ruan and Jean-Pierre Smith have formed a tag-team combination on the Brumbies' bench.

Chris Dutton 10:39 PM   They're new Australian citizens with Wallabies ambitions and Ruan and Jean-Pierre Smith dream of getting a chance to take their tag-team front-row act into the international arena.

Stamina to be put to test at Mont 24-hour mountain bike race

Zac Barber in action during the mountain bike leg of the Nelson Tri Club event at Rabbit Island, Nelson.

Jon Tuxworth 6:53 PM   Stamina and endurance will be put to the test when competitors compete in the Mont 24-hour Mountain Bike Race at Kowen Forest, the largest even of its kind in the country. 

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Horse Racing

TV exposé puts whip use under the spotlight

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Max Presnell 11:16 PM   Whip abuse – if not pacemakers – will be under the microscope for today’s BMW at Rosehill Gardens, a race featuring the Japanese ace To The World.

Jockey hurt in race fall

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Patrick Bartley 11:10 PM   Jockey Jack Hill was airlifted to a Melbourne hospital on Friday afternoon after a heavy fall at a meeting at Donald.

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Waratahs vs the Brumbies

Round six Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at Allianz Stadium

Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans

Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval

Douglas Cup final

Douglas Cup final at Kippax Oval between Weston Creek/Molonglo and Wests/UC.

Raiders sunk by Dragons in cliffhanger

The Raiders take on the St. George Illawarra Dragons at GIO Stadium in Canberra in round two of the NRL.

John Dent Cup

Wests and the Canberra Royals face off in round one of the John Dent Cup.

First grade hockey

Old Canberrans and United clash at the ACT Hockey Centre in Lyneham.

ACT first grade cricket

The final of ACT first grade cricket final between Wests/UC and Weston Creek/Molonglo at Kippax Oval.

Cricket World Cup: New Zealand v West Indies

New Zealand steamroll the West Indies at Wellington to book a berth in the World Cup semi-finals.

Waratahs take on galloping Brumbies

Wallabies coaches go head-to-head in Sunday rugby blockbuster.

India cruise past Bangladesh into semis

A wonderful century from opener Rohit Sharma propels India to a strong total of 302.